Extended Abstract

Innovations in emotion regulation and health



Cameron L, Ozakinci G, Zawadzki MJ, Wiebe D & Cameron L (2014) Innovations in emotion regulation and health. International Congress of Behavioural Medicine 2014, Groningen International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21 (August Supplement), pp. S191-S192, Art. No.: S648. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2

Emotion regulation and psychological health are intricately related to each other. Techniques that are typically used to regulate emotions include cognitive reappraisal, attentional deployment (e.g., avoidance), and emotional modulation (e.g., humour) have been related to different psychological outcomes. In this symposium, we will present findings using various theoretical frameworks that exemplify the relationship between emotion regulation and health. First, Zawadzki will present two studies comparing the effects of rumination with other emotion regulation strategies on health and a possible mechanism for rumination’s negative effects. Cameron will present findings from a longitudinal study on the predictive value of emotion regulation strategies for worry of cancer recurrence among cancer survivors using a common sense model to guide the development of illness-specific emotion regulation measures. Ozakinci will present findings from qualitative studies conducted with cancer survivors on the strategies they use to regulate fears about cancer coming back and also the impact of the communication with health care professionals on managing their emotions.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: Volume 21, Issue August Supplement

Publication date31/12/2014
Date accepted by journal01/11/2014
ConferenceInternational Congress of Behavioural Medicine 2014
Conference locationGroningen

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Professor Gozde Ozakinci

Professor Gozde Ozakinci

Professor in Health Psychology, Psychology